Very widespread: North Atlantic, North Pacific, North Sea
prefers coastal areas with sandbanks and rocks
Fish is their vegetables: Flat fish, salmon, cod, sardines, herring … young seals also eat crabs, mussels and squid.
Male: 170 cm
Female: 140 cm
Male: 150 kg
Female: 100 kg
- Gestation period
- Achievable age
up to 25 years in the wild, up to 30 years in human care
Threat Categories of IUCN
...seals can swim up to 35 km/h fast and can dive 200 metres deep,
...they can perfectly orient themselves in the water with their sensitive whiskers
...and that the layer of fat, which serves as energy reserve and insulation layer, is called blubber?